French actor Gaspard Ulliel died on Wednesday at the age of 37, victim of a skiing accident.
He had been the victim of a collision with another skier, which had left him unconscious, Tuesday around 4 p.m. in La Rosière (Savoie), near the Italian border. An hour later, he was transported by helicopter to the Grenoble University Hospital, where he finally died, report our colleagues from Dauphiné Libéré.
A collision at the intersection of two blue runs
According to the winter sports resort, the accident took place at the intersection of two blue slopes.
The other skier, who was still there when help arrived according to The Dauphine, escaped without injury, even though the two protagonists fell.
A helmet “wouldn’t necessarily have made a difference”
The actor was not wearing a helmet. But the Albertville prosecutor, Anne Gaches, clarified that according to her “it would not necessarily have changed things” in the opposite case.
The open investigation was entrusted to the Republican Security Company (CRS) of the Alps must still clarify the circumstances of the accident.
“Not a particularly accident-prone area”
Jérémie Silva, director of the tourist office of La Rosière indicated that the accident had occurred “in good weather on good snow”. According to him, “the trackers intervened one minute after the accident, at 3:59 p.m., to provide first aid”.
“It’s not a particularly accident-prone area. We are on a blue run, a separation of two blue runs. This is the first time that we have had such a serious accident at this place. »
“Gaspard Ulliel grew up with cinema and cinema grew with him”
“It is with a heavy heart that we will now see his most beautiful interpretations and come across this certain look,” Jean Castex immediately tweeted, among many other reactions.
Revealed at 19 in the film The Lost directed by André Téchiné, alongside Emmanuelle Béart, the 37-year-old actor received the César for best male hope in 2005 for A Long Engagement Sunday, and the César for best actor in 2017 for Just the end of the world by Xavier Dolan.
Also leading an international career, Gaspard Ulliel will soon appear in the Marvel series ” moon knight broadcast on the Disney + platform.
Father of a little boy
This son of two stylists notably embodied the famous couturier Yves Saint-Laurent in the biopic directed by Bertrand Bonello in 2014.
He had a little boy with model Gaëlle Pietri, who turned 6 on January 12.